Tech journalist David Berlind
stopped for a few minutes to chat with me at IMPACT 2008
. We talked about the SOA Camp
he was facilitating in conjunction with IMPACT and about the refreshing experience of unconferencing
where the trappings of a traditional conference are set aside for a more interactive, peer-to-peer experience. LISTEN
(12:28)About David Berlind
David is General Manager, Alternative Events in Live Events Group of TechWeb; Editor-At-Large, InformationWeek.com; Executive Conference Director, Interop. Prior to his career in tech media, David spent eight years as a software developer, network engineer and IT manager. David's career in media started in 1991 when he joined Ziff-Davis' PC Week to write technology reviews. After eventually becoming the Director of PC Week's testing lab, he moved over to ZD's Windows Sources Magazine as Editor-in-Chief and then to Computer Shopper as Editorial Director. In 1998, David joined ZDNet where he led the site's family of business technology properties and eventually helped to lead CNET Networks' (ZDNet's parent company) push into new media such as blogging, podcasting, and, what he calls "near broadcast quality video on near YouTube economics." David joined TechWeb in January 2008 when his event production startup Mass Events Labs was acquired by TechWeb's parent company, United Business Media LLC.
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